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Old 02-22-2013, 11:33 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by jam's mum
I absolutely love Rumer Godden's novels for children (her grown up fiction too).

Of hers, I love:
The Dragon of Og (my favourite)
Listen to the Nightingale
The Diddakoi

Noel Streatfield, Ballet Shoes (and others)

Frances Hodgson Burnett:
A Little Princess
The Secret Garden

And my absolute, all-time favourite book that my mother took away from me because she worried I was becoming obsessed:

Elizabeth Goudge, The Little White Horse.

And for a fantastic contemporary children's author, Hilary McKay. I particularly like the Casson Family series, which starts with Saffy's Angel.
Did you watch the movie they did off the Little White Horse? The Secret of Moonacre. I enjoyed what they did with it.
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